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November 08, 2012
BIO FUEL
Sweet diesel! Discovery resurrects process to convert sugar directly to diesel
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 08, 2012
A long-abandoned fermentation process once used to turn starch into explosives can be used to produce renewable diesel fuel to replace the fossil fuels now used in transportation, University of California, Berkeley, scientists have discovered. Campus chemists and chemical engineers teamed up to produce diesel fuel from the products of a bacterial fermentation discovered nearly 100 years ago by the first president of Israel, chemist Chaim Weizmann. The retooled process produces a mix of products th ... read more
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ENERGY TECH

Exxon tells Iraq it wants to sell oilfield stake
ExxonMobil has informed Baghdad it wants to sell its stake in a south Iraq oilfield, an official said Wednesday, indicating the US giant will focus on a controversial deal with Iraq's Kurdish region. ... more
TECH SPACE

NJIT professor promotes building material of millennium: Autoclave aerated concrete
Although widespread rebuilding in the hard-hit New York metro region from Super Storm Sandy has not yet begun, NJIT Assistant Professor Mohamed Mahgoub says when the hammers start swinging, it's tim ... more
TECH SPACE

How Butterfly Wings Can Inspire New High-Tech Surfaces
A South American butterfly flapped its wings, and caused a flurry of nanotechnology research to happen in Ohio. Researchers here have taken a new look at butterfly wings and rice leaves, and l ... more
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Amazon takes on iPad with new Kindle Fire tablet

Hong Kong to restrict foreign homebuyers from 2013

US judge OKs partial settlement in e-book case

Nordic-Baltic states seek more cooperation

Outside View: Jobs outlook grim

Empire-style computers? Frenchman takes PCs to lap of luxury

Google-Microsoft field smartphones to take on iPhone 5

EU businesses urge China's new leaders to speed reforms

CHIP TECH

Ultrasensitive photon hunter
When it comes to imaging, every single photon counts if there is barely any available light. This is the point where the latest technologies often reach their limits. Researchers have now developed ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Solar panels doubling as ship sails eyed
Rigid solar panels that also act as sails for large cargo vessels could produce fuel savings while lowering emissions, Japanese researchers say. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

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No sign of health or nutrition problems from GMO livestock feed

Japan volcano death toll hits 47 as new bodies found

Thousands swarm HK leader's office as calls grow to quit

1,400 US troops soon headed to Liberia for Ebola mission

New tool assesses skill development in robotic microsurgery, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Sensitive youngsters

Biodiversity in the Mediterranean is threatened by alien species

ENERGY NEWS

Dealing with power outages more efficiently
When there is a power failure, the utility companies, public officials and emergency services must work together quickly. Researchers have created a new planning software product that enables all pa ... more
SOLAR DAILY

GeoGenix Installs Solar PV System For Trans World Marketing
GeoGenix has announced that it has completed the installation of a 465-kilowatt rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system for Trans World Marketing, at its headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J. T ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Dealing with power outages more efficiently

US military mobilizes to help restore power to New York

Sustainable cities must look beyond city limits

Outside View: Energy companies' taxes

Virgin Group and Rosnano announce joint investment fund

SOLAR DAILY
Rice team boosts silicon-based batteries

Temporary storage for electrons: Natural method of producing hydrogen

Exxon tells Iraq it wants to sell oilfield stake

Strategic oil needed if Iran shuts Hormuz

Gunmen kill two Chinese workers in Nigeria: company

SOLAR DAILY
Scotland approves 85MW Highlands wind farm

China backs suit against Obama over wind farm deal

DNV KEMA awarded framework agreement for German wind project developer SoWiTec

Sandia Labs benchmark helps wind industry measure success

Bigger wind turbines make greener electricity

SOLAR DAILY
Pacific's Tokelau in world first solar switch

Tecta Solar Completes Solar Photovoltaic Installations at Palmer Technology Center

The Solar Foundation Reports 13% Growth in U.S. Solar Jobs

Woehner USA launches busbar mounted fuse holder for photovoltaic applications

DNV unveils its SUNdy floating solar field concept

CHIP TECH

Quantum kisses change the color of nothing
Even empty gaps have a colour. Now scientists have shown that quantum jumps of electrons can change the colour of gaps between nano-sized balls of gold. The new results, published in the journal Nat ... more
ENERGY TECH

Strategic oil needed if Iran shuts Hormuz
Strategic oil reserves will be needed if Iran seeks to close the choke point Strait of Hormuz because overland pipelines can only carry one-third of the oil supplies that move through the waterway, an Arab energy group has warned. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Europe sat-nav launch glitch linked to frozen pipe

Coppery reds of upcoming lunar eclipse may be accented with turquoise

'Man in the Moon' was born from lava - scientists

Europe shortlists four sites for 2019 Mars mission

NASA's Swift satellite sees small star ejecting 'super flares'

Cyanide fog marks winter's onset on Saturn moon Titan

Chemists Observe Key Reaction To Produce 'Atmosphere's Detergent'

TECH SPACE

Teaching the blind to read and recognize objects with sounds
Areas of the brain in blind people can learn to process visual input through the use of sound, even after years or perhaps even lifelong blindness, according to new research reported in the November ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

'Unplanned' shutdown at Romania nuclear power plant
One of the two reactors at Romania's sole nuclear power plant stopped unexpectedly Wednesday after its automatic shutdown system was mysteriously triggered, management said. ... more
SOLAR DAILY

The Solar Foundation Reports 13% Growth in U.S. Solar Jobs
The Solar Foundation (TSF) has announced that its third annual National Solar Jobs Census found that the U.S. solar industry employs 119,016 Americans, a figure which represents the addition of 13,8 ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Woehner USA launches busbar mounted fuse holder for photovoltaic applications
Woehner USA has announced the availability of their AMBUS EasyLiner BusBar mounted 10X38 Fuse Holder (AEL10x38/PV) for photovoltaic applications. The AEL10x38/PV is directly mounted onto a busbar an ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Tecta Solar Completes Solar Photovoltaic Installations at Palmer Technology Center
Tecta Solar, a division of Tecta America Corp., recently completed the installation of 533 kWp of solar photovoltaics for the Palmer Technology Center in Three Rivers, Mass. The roof-mounted project ... more
SOLAR DAILY

DNV unveils its SUNdy floating solar field concept
Many countries are turning to solar technology and renewable energy because of a need for alternative energy sources and environmental concerns. To help meet these needs, DNV has developed SUN ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
HK demos throw Beijing propaganda machine into overdrive

N. Korea upgrades rocket launch site: US think-tank

Why Pakistan's leader wants ISIS to succeed

Tunisian youths at forefront of Syria jihad

How ISIS could change the world forever

In US war on IS, what would victory look like?

Turkey mulls action as IS jihadists near Syria border town

ENERGY TECH

Iraq inks oil exploration deal with Lukoil and Inpex
Iraq on Wednesday signed a deal with Russia's Lukoil and Japan's Inpex to explore an area believed to contain oil, the latest step in Baghdad's efforts to boost its role as a key global energy supplier. ... more
AEROSPACE

Hundreds of flights canceled in New York storm
Airlines suspended hundreds of flights around New York on Wednesday after gale force winds and snow lashed the city where tens of thousands of people still lack electricity since superstorm Sandy. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Scandal prompts S. Korea to probe all nuclear reactors
South Korea's nuclear watchdog said Wednesday it would carry out a rigorous inspection of all the country's 23 reactors after a scandal involving unvetted components fuelled public fears about nuclear safety. ... more
TECH SPACE

Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case
Apple has been ordered to pay $368 million for patent infringement in its use of Facetime, an application that allows for video calls on mobile devices, the plaintiff said Wednesday. ... more
AEROSPACE
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

Crew Preparing for Cargo Ship, Spacewalk

Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

Packed Week Ahead for Six-Member Crew

AEROSPACE
Arianespace's heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight is cleared for liftoff with EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets

SpaceX Transitions to Third Commercial Crew Phase with NASA

Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

Globalstar Birds To Launch On Soyuz Next February

AEROSPACE
Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Planet-hunt data released to public

New Study Brings a Doubted Exoplanet 'Back from the Dead'

New small satellite will study super-Earths for ESA

Most Planetary Systems are 'Flatter than Pancakes'

AEROSPACE
Radar Production Readiness Review For Indonesia National Air Space Surveillance Program Completed

Sensors for the real world

How Butterfly Wings Can Inspire New High-Tech Surfaces

NJIT professor promotes building material of millennium: Autoclave aerated concrete

Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case

AEROSPACE
Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets

China launches another satellite for independent navigation system

AEROSPACE
Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

Turkey discusses Patriot deployment with NATO

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

Integrated Missile Defense System Test Sees Multiple Targets Engaged

AEROSPACE
Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

Russia may build rocket to destroy Earth-threatening asteroids

AEROSPACE
Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

Protoplanet Vesta: Forever young?

Dawn Sees "Young" Surface on Giant Asteroid

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